Afghan Government Assures People’s Right to Vote Would be Secured

In response to Taliban’s statement which threatened to target the Afghan public if they attend upcoming presidential elections, the Presidential Office (ARG) has released a statement to assure Afghans that they can and must exercise their political right.

“As evidently enshrined in the Afghanistan Constitution, it is the legitimate and legal right of the people of Afghanistan to attend poll centers and directly elect their future leader”, the statement said.

The statement clarified that most of electoral budget is covered by the Government of Afghanistan and the process is fully managed by Afghans, not by nay foreign country.

It was pointed out that representatives of the Afghan people at the Lower House of the Parliament issued an enactment today and provided support for holding of elections in a timely manner.
The Government of Afghanistan asked all electoral entities and stakeholders to continue their regular activities to ensure holding of elections in a timely fashion.

It was also assured that ANDSF is fully prepared to protect their compatriots against such threats and will never allow anyone to prevent voters & owning their future, “AFG Defense and Security forces are sternly instructed to thwart any attempt aiming at the disruption of this national and crucial process”.

The statement asked Taliban “who apparently chant for peace but at the same time intimidate the Afghan public to death on daily basis”, to prove their peace-wanting voice in action and stop intimidating the public.

People of Afghanistan will attend the poll centers and cast their vote to directly elect their future leader and to disgrace enemies of their freedom, the statement conceded.

6 / August 2019
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